The Arena Football League is coming to Atlantic City. In what hopes to be an annual event, the Philadelphia Soul will battle the Las Vegas Outlaws on Saturday, May 30th.

We're excited to bring this game to Atlantic City, this game means a lot to me

The game is being dubbed as "The Boardwalk Bowl" as it will be played at historic Boardwalk Hall which hopes to bring in more than 10,000 fans in attendance.

Both Ron Jaworski and Marques Colston have called into 97.3 ESPN FM to promote the event and expect excitement all week long in Atlantic City. As a South Jersey resident, Jaws has made it his mission to revive a struggling Atlantic City which has fallen on hard times with various casino closings. Bringing his Soul to the shore this summer is something that could jolt some energy into both entities.

"We're excited to bring this game to Atlantic City, this game means a lot to me," Jaws told Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM last week.

In addition to the game, the Soul have also announced week long festivities in anticipation for the event:

Boardwalk Bowl Festivities:

  • Starting the night before the game, on Friday, May 29, the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce along with the Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association will host a “Business After Business” event from 6-8 p.m. at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, inside of Chickie’s and Pete’s. The event will also include a live broadcast by Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM.
  • The official DraftKings Boardwalk Bowl Pep Rally is set for 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort inside of Chickie’s and Pete’s.  The Pep Rally will be highlighted by a live performance from “Live Revolution”, a 1980’s cover band playing the likes of Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and more.
  • Also at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, there will be a Youth Football Combine designed for kids ages 5 to 14 and run by Soul players and management and designed to give kids a pro athlete combine experience.  Youth players will be able to be tested in the 40-yard dash, Short Shuttle, 3-cone drill and vertical jump.

Kickoff for the game is Saturday at 6:05 p.m. with the undefeated Soul taking on the Las Vegas Outlaws, owned by Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue.